Anonymous Email

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  1. cmcbridejr macrumors 6502a

    cmcbridejr

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    I just received an email in my MobileMe account that has no sender, no subject, no text, nothing. The date and time that the email was received is the only info I have.

    How is this possible? What is it?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    It is known as SPAM or Junk Mail.
     
  3. ZunePod macrumors regular

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  4. cmcbridejr thread starter macrumors 6502a

    cmcbridejr

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    I have seen lots of spam and junk emails in my time, but how are they able to send an anonymous email with no subject, sender, or any other traceable information? Also, this happened with my MobileMe account. I have accounts with AOL, Yahoo!, and many others that always get spam. However, I never receive spam in my MobileMe account and that is the one that I've had the longest and is most used.

    Can anyone explain?
     
  5. cmcbridejr thread starter macrumors 6502a

    cmcbridejr

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    Like I said, there is no sender... so, when I hit reply, there is no address listed to be sent.
     
  6. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    mark it is as junk and set your mail preferences to automatically trash them; only way since there is no way to set up a rule since there is nothing to filter it by
     
  7. cmcbridejr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Because the e-mail protocols we use today were designed way back before anyone even had internet and spam was still canned meat, and thus, the protocols are inherently insecure and don't validate anything such as the existence of a real return address.
     

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